Texas A&M football: Jimbo Fisher’s 1st 2021 commit could have domino effect

Texas A&M football picked up its first commit from the 2021 recruiting class and it’s a major win for about a billion reasons, give or take a couple.

It’s only June of 2019, but Jimbo Fisher may have already locked up his most important recruit for the 2021 class for Texas A&M football. It’s rare to get a commitment for a class two years in advance. Even the earliest of commitments usually happen after the February signing day of the class prior — it sort of marks the beginning of the recruiting process for the next class.

That’s not the case for 4-star quarterback Eli Stowers, who announced his intention to sign with the Texas A&M Aggies early last week. Although February of 2021 feels like a lifetime away (or maybe just December of 2021 at this point), Fisher may have already locked up the most important recruit of the 2021 class.

Why is he the most important? Easy. He plays the most important position in football, and maybe in all of sports. No position gets more blame or praise in losses and wins. No position has the ability to galvanize the troops like a quarterback. As such, some recruits could follow elite quarterback prospects if they are prioritizing winning.

Fellow high school athletes could look at an elite quarterback prospect playing for an elite quarterbacks coach in Fisher and think it’s a place to win a championship. This was a monumental win for the Aggies.

Stowers is the No. 142 overall prospect, No. 4 dual-threat quarterback and the 25th overall recruit from Texas. He turned down offers from Clemson, LSU, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi State, and Missouri.

The Jimbo movement continues. He’s building an elite program that will soon be ready to compete with the very best programs in the country. With such a tough division and conference, this was always going to take some time, but it could happen faster than even the most generous projections anticipated.